Sunday, January 4, 2015

Finish Strong!

bula mama!

VAKATAWASE!! hau'oli makahiki hou!! i hope everyone had a wananavu new years. here in fiji all we do is eat :) hahhaha woohoo! we cooked indian food because we didn't have a dinner appointment, which was a lot of fun. 

this week i finished the book of mormon. what a blessing it has been to read through it again. i could feel the love of the my Heavenly Father as i read through it everyday. throughout my reading this time, i tried to focus on the Atonement of Jesus Christ in missionary work. missionary work is all about the Atonement! it's the center of our purpose! if it weren't for the Atonement, the people we teach wouldn't be able to change their lives to draw closer to Him. yesterday in our fast and testimony meeting a sister who just returned from her mission shared about how the Gospel is all about change. we are constantly changing who we are, our bad habits, our actions, our words, to become more like our Savior, more Christlike. the book of mormon has helped me to see of the love our Savior for each of us and the purpose of His Atonement. my testimony of the Atonement has grown tremendously. not only have i read about it in the book of mormon but because i have been studying it, i now know how to truly apply it into my own life. i had a desire to change and only the Lord and His Atonement could give me the power and strength to do so. 

this saturday we have 2 baptisms. we're so excited! they are both young women. one of them lives with members, which has been a blessing because she has that support she needs all the time. the other girl lives really close to members and actually asked if she could go to church with them. she has been so excited from the beginning to be baptized and we went and asked her dad last week if it was okay and he was like, "sisters, it is very very okay that my daughter is baptized." we told her that she was setting a good example for her family and eventually they will follow. her sister is already starting to come to church with her and so we're pretty excited.

well sorry not that much to write. everything is just kind of starting to wind down. im giving it everything i got this week and im gonna finish strong! au lomani kemudou! sota tale!!

loloma levu, 
sista chong

Children in Lami

Dinner with Members

Lolo buns
New Years Dinner 

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